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China’s Ailing Eileen Gu takes Gold in Freeski Halfpipe at Winter Youth Olympic Games and turns her attention towards Beijing 2022

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Location: Leysin Park & Pipe, Switzerland

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Chinese Freestyle Skier, Ailing Eileen Gu won gold and her compatriot,  Fanghui Li, took silver in Women’s Freeski Halfpipe at the Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne 2020.

Gu, who grew up in San Francisco with her Chinese mother and grandmother has been courted by both the USA and Chinese freeski teams. She has chosen China and once she finishes her full-time studies later this year, she will switch her attention to building up to Beijing 2022.

16-year-old Gu, who won silver in the Freeski Slopestyle, won with a best score of 93 on the judge’s cards. Li, who is also 16, was awarded 85.66.

Bronze was won by Hanna Faulhaber of the United States with 77.33.

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